Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafters Companion 11th Birthday

Well good afternoon everyone and its party time for Crafters Companion UK....HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY WEEK!!

So!!...what better way to celebrate than a blog hop...with a twist!!!

I'm sure many of you by now will have seen the Crafters Companion Party Page, the perfect place to keep up to speed with everything that's going on to celebrate, if not you'll find it here.

There are so many new products being launched this week it's so exciting!! There have been lots of sneak peeks over the last few days and if you would like to see what's in store here is a link to the BROCHURE, you'll also find all the Hochanda show times so you don't miss a thing.

So here's a little info about the Blog will officially start today 20/10/2016 at 12pm and will finish 30/10/2016 at 9pm.

The prize!! Well there are few taking part in the Hop so lots of opportunities to win. Here is what I have to offer....

The winner will receive this box frame, I've used a colorista page and some of Sara's signature dies and had the absolute pleasure of using the brand new Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens!!! Arrghh they are AMAZING!! Look at the beautiful colours!

As you can probably tell I kinda like them...the brush nib is superb and the the fine point nib was perfect for colouring the small detail on the artwork and just like all Spectrum Noir pens they blend beautifully. I can't wait for you to see them in action live on Hochanda!!

Here are a few pics of the project as I was making it :0)

I added a sneaky bit of glitter to the wording using the crystal clear sparkle pen :0)

I die cut all of my flowers using Neenah card stock and gave them a light base coat with Aqua tints ready to add more detail with the Illustrator pens benefiting from the use of both the brush nib and fine point.

The last task was to assemble the frame so I mat and layered the coloured artwork and then added the floral embellishments using some 3D glue gel.

Here's what you need to know...Over on the Facebook events page there will be a game of musical blog hop and when the music stops you need to head in over to the relevant blog and leave a comment it's that easy! You will have a window to leave your comment before the music will start again. Crafter's Companion UK will announce the winner via Facebook and twitter and if you're the lucky winner you need to send your details to so we can get the prize sent out to you, which will be within 2 weeks :0)

You're more than welcome to leave a comment at anytime you would like but you will only have a chance of winning if the comment within that time window.

So if you want to win this

As soon as you see the announcement that the music has stopped on somebody's blog....GO!...& COMMENT TO WIN!! Good luck to you all!!

Hugs for now

B xx

Friday, 2 September 2016

Colorista Blog Hop Uk launch

I'm back!! This time it's the turn of the U.K. launch of the Colorista range and what better to celebrate than with another blog hop along with a fab competition...I'll give more info at the end of the post :0) You will of just hopped to me from the lovely Jo's blog.

Here are all the show details...and if you are unable to watch on TV you can watch online or catch up later on the Hochanda

There are more details and also a watch party HERE

Also thanks to everyone who stopped by and left some lovely my last post, I truly appreciate all the lovely comments that were left.

Today I thought I would share something a little different with you and give you all an idea of what to do with your larger finished coloured pages.

So for both of these projects I used the A4 Eastern Paradise pad. I just love these mandala patterns and could sit and colour them for hours...I did sit and colour them for hours! :0)

I took a couple of bare wooden trays and painted them both with white gesso to start with. I then used a good wet glue (collall tacky glue) and stuck the pages to the base of the trays. To finish and protect the pages I added a layer of modpodge.

So so simple to make but amazing when finished! I have decided I will be making more for Christmas gifts and using the trays instead of my usual hampers. I can colour the pages to suit whom I gifting them too :0)

You are still able to sign up to the online course here is the link to it...definitely worth signing up to, if you haven't all ready!! HERE

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post there is also a competition...whoop! And to be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is leave me a comment and i will randomly pick a winner! will be given the chance to win on all the the blogs you hop along to :0)

The hop starts on the 2nd September at 12pm BST and finishes on the September 9th 11:59am BST. (US: 7am ET)

The winner picked from my blog will win a lucky dip prize of either pens, pencils, card making kit or paper pads.

There will also be one lucky random winner picked from the comments left on all the blogs...and this overall winner will win all 4 of the items listed above and Sara will announce the winner live on the 8pm launch show!

So from me you need to hop on over to Lori

Good luck to each and everyone of you who leaves a comment and thank you so much for stopping by :0)


B xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Colorista Blog Hop

Well it certainly has been a very very long time!! And what better way to get back into blogging than taking part in a blog hop with some of my Colorista Teamies!

So to get to me you will have just hopped from

Today I would like to share a couple of cards with you.  The first being a card created using a page from a A5 glitter pad, these are amazing and the glitter colours beautifully!

I kept the card simple and cut two of the images from the page and glued them to the card base using 3d glue gel. Here is a close up of the glitter.

The second card was created using a topper printed from the USB stick that will be available, some fantastic images to print time and time again on there.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today and thank you so much for hopping by my blog today! You can find lots more information about the Colorista range here

Also before I go I will also share a link to Colorista online coloring course page that is underway, but is NOT too late to join! It's all free and fantastic!!

Now it's time to hop onto the next blog, for more ideas and inspiration

Hugs Bee xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Desert Storm

Good afternoon, I have a card to share today using some new card stock to Crafter's Companion it is called Neenah Desert Storm and is Kraft coloured aaannnndd it's FAB!

Here is the sample that I made....

I have used one if the new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps from Crafter's Companion, this cutie is called Butterfly Kisses.

I coloured in the image with both my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils. I love the end result the colours blended brilliantly as you would expect with Neenah cardstock and of course Spectrum Noir.

The colours I used are
Skin-TN3,2,1 & FS9
Hair-GB1,8 & 10
Dress- CR6,7,8 GB5,4 CT2, CG4,3,1 BT4,3,2 HB3,2,1
Dolls dress- CR6,7,8
Wings & net HB2,1 & BT3,2
Grass CG4,3&2
I also used my pencils but don't have the numbers sorry I made this before making yesterday's promise lol

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Monday, 17 March 2014

A Squeeze A Day..

Good afternoon all, I hope you're all well and enjoying this lush weather we're having at the moment.

Today I have a card to share using one of the new Rachelle Ann Miller stamps from Crafter's Companion.

The stamp is called Squeeze...she is so cute, I love this image!!

I stamped her onto Neenah card and coloured the image with both my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

The pen colours I used are
Skin- TN3,2,FS9&TN1
Hair- GB1,10&8
Teddy- EB1,2&GB8
Jacket & shoes PP5,4&3
Trousers and teds tum CG4,3&1

I also used IB1, PP1 & EB1 to create the dotty background...I did mention I also used my Spectrum Noir pencils which are AMAZING and I LOVE combing the two unfortunately in my excitement I forgot to write down my numbers, I promise to try and remember next time lol

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Not quite sneak peeks!!

Good evening all!! Well by now I'm sure most of you will of seen the pick of the week and all of the AMAZING sneak peeks that the rest of the teamies have been sharing with you. Crafter's Comapnion have brought out a new range today from Rachelle Anne Miller. The lovely Dawn Wheeler launched the new range today on Create and Craft and it's been flying!!

Here are a couple of samples that I made for the shows....apologies for the delay in sharing I have been busy ripping out my kitchen ready for a new one :0)

The first card is using the CD 1 and using one of the toppers with the alphabet and also a sentiment featured on the Cd rom.
The quality of the images is amazing as you would expect from the Crafter's Companion cd's, I printed the topper sheet onto neenah card, along with the letters from the alphabet section from the cd which is great for personalising your cards. I added some distressed kraft card which i embossed using the new Embossalicious Gothic Script embossing folder. I also rolled up some of the kraft card to look like a map as an extra embellishment.

The next card is using the Giraffe is soooo cute and definitely one of my faves!!
 The image is stamped onto neenah card and coloured using both my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils. I used some paper from the CD rom 2 and also the flowers which are in the embellishment section of the cd.
I will be back tomorrow to share some more pictures of the samples that I made, don't forget to catch Dawn on Create and Craft to see her shows and fab demos.

Bye for now

B xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Super Duper Boy

Good morning, today I have a card to share that I made for a friend of my youngest's son.

I used this cute image from the very talented Mo Manning called Superduper Boy. The image is of course coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens.

The colours used are...
Skin TN3, TN2, FS9, TN1 CR3 for cheeks.
Hair GB1, TN2, TN1
Cape & Shorts DR7, DR6, CR11, CR9
Top, Mask & Trousers TB4, TB3, TB1
Gloves, Boots, and sign on top GB5, GB4, CT2, CT1.

I also used Die'sire Alphabet, Number and frame dies.

Unfortunately I can not remember for the life of me where the papers are from.

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx